Yes, this is Las Vegas and everything but sometimes you still have to deal with real world problems even here.
It is the winter time which means the temperatures drop. Sometimes even here in the desert those temperatures will drop below 32 degrees which is widely speculated to be the freezing point of water.
When Water goes into this temperature range it turns solid and expands and sometimes causes mass amounts of damage to your property.
The last few days, this is what has happened.
So, my PSA is for everyone out there to COVER YOUR FUCKING PIPES.
If they are outside and exposed to the elements you are an IDIOT if you don't have them insulated and wrapped by something, even if it's your old pee-stained underwear.
Your pipes will burst, your ball valves will crack, your Anti-Siphon and Back Flow Preventers and Pressure Vacuum Breakers will all burst causing you a TON of headaches and a good deal of time and money to fix as well.
You knew winter was coming but you left your shit unprotected.
Do you not put the condom on and say "Well, I sure as shit didn't see that coming" (Har Har).
Next year be prepared and save yourself a headache (and a nagging wife or girlfriend) and wrap that shit up.
This has been a PSA from the grrouch who has had to tell everyone and their mother that NO, we don't have that and have been sold out for nearly 2 days now.
Stop looking at me like I'm crazy - you're the idiot who didn't protect his junk.
I think one of the problems is that there's so many new residents of Las Vegas each year. Most of the people you're running into with this problem are probably dealing with their very first Vegas winter. They all thought they were moving to a place with a HOT climate.ReplyDelete
Reminds me of the time I drove up from L.A. with my friend to check in on his newly acquired Vegas house (his future retirement home)around Xmas time the first year he had it. It was en extremely cold early winter at the time.
The first thing I needed to do when we arrived at his house was, ahem, use the bathroom. Meanwhile he was doing a walkthru of the house to make sure everything was ok as he hadn't been there in at least a month.
I flushed the toilet and suddenly we heard a noise and looked outside and sure enough, a pipe leading into the house had busted when the flush changed the water pressure.
I know he has the pipes covered now.
Newbs I can give a one year pass too, however a lot of these people admitted this is not their first rodeo with busted pipes in Vegas.Delete
You should just mock those non-newbs unmercifully.Delete
I'm in Florida and the high today is 80F. My junk isn't covered. Am I okay?ReplyDelete
Mojo, you can keep your junk however you want itDelete
MOJO, considering your age, I'm betting everyone around you prefers that you cover your junk. :)Delete
Isn't that good business for your joint? I should think you'd like this weather!ReplyDelete
It is until everything is sold out and people start bitching at you like It's your fault and telling you How shitty if a job you are doing making sure to have the essentialsDelete
Is it standard for the plumbing to run outside the homes in Vegas? Living in Iowa I couldn't fathom that concept. I've only had a pipe burst at my house once and that was when we were having construction done to finish my basement man cave and the heat was off down there.ReplyDelete
Mostly irrigation I think. But there are other lines at/near the entry point I guess though I am not an expert in this field.Delete